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Iran said on Tuesday it views its nuclear activities as a non-negotiable right, but confirmed they will be discussed in mooted talks with world powers aimed at defusing a crisis containing the seeds of a new Middle East war.
The issue of our country's peaceful nuclear activities will be on the agenda of talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany)," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters in a televised briefing.
"Our main demand is recognition of our right to possess the (nuclear) technology for peaceful purposes," Mehmanparast said.
"That right has been achieved, and we don't think there is a negotiable issue regarding our nuclear activities."
Originally posted by Kyprian
I'm just waiting on a reasonable explanation as to why we seem to think we have the right to tell other sovereign nations whether or not they will be allowed to have a nuclear program? Somehow I don't think the Iranian people asked for our two cents...
in other words " if we fell that you will try to say no to us, for having nuke power we will do what is needed to save face, or at least say it so you think we will" this has been the game all along "yes we will, no we wont, we will ,wont, will, wont, will... today???"
(CNN) -- Iran warned Tuesday it would strike against an "enemy" threatening it if needed to protect its national interests -- even if the enemy didn't attack first.
Gen. Mohammad Hejazi, a deputy head of Iran's armed forces, said his country "will no more wait to see enemy action against us," according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
"Given this strategy, we will make use of all our means to protect our national interests and hit a retaliatory blow at them whenever we feel that enemies want to endanger our national interests," Hejazi said.